For the first time last night, Ella called me "mom" - she calls me Mommy about 80% of the time and Mama the rest of the time, mainly when she needs or wants something, or isn't happy with the way things are going. But last night she said "alright Mom."
I thought maybe she just left off the "-my" so I said "what did you say?", she said "Mom. Mom, mom, mom" like she was trying it out and so proud of herself for knowing the grown-up version.
I hope it was just a fluke though because I want to hang on to Mommy as long as I can!